In a stunning move, Trump has dumped the FBI director, James Comey effective immediately. Trump’s letter was terse and to the point: “I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately. Bada bing, bada boom.
Trump and Comey didn’t like each other and Comey must have smelled this was coming. Trump tweeted earlier this week about Comey that he is “the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton,” accusing him of giving her “a free pass for many bad deeds.
This is not quite over yet, as Comey was also investigating the Russia/Trump liaison. Who knows where that one’s going. The next thing to watch of course, is who will take Comey’s place. That should be very interesting.
The new president of France, Emmaneul Macron, is 38 years old. His wife, Brigitte Trogneux is a 64 year old fashionista who will have her own office office and a staff. It is expected that she will be involved in education reform and the needs of disadvantaged children. She will not be taking a salary.
Get this one: Their age difference is 25 years. The difference in age between Donald and Melania is 26 years. Since Brexit, elections are unpredictable and rather exciting. The new world order is slowly changing. Blanche, don’t you want to be a fly on the wall when Trump meets Macron and Melania meets Brigitte?
Don’t you feel like the flooding in different parts of Montreal is almost in another province? It’s amazing that if one doesn’t live in the affected area, it’s just very distant.
Given that, the people affected are suffering, some having lost everything, others with serious damage to their homes and many others with no insurance to cover any of the above.
Once the army was called in, everyone knew this was a very serious situation, one that is not going away anytime soon. CJAD has posted a list of where to get sandbags, how to check water levels, which shelters are open and places to relocate animals. It’s a very nasty situation and we pray that the waters recede quickly so people can begin to get their lives back.
It also appears that many flood victims have no insurance as they live near water and either couldn’t get it or it was just too expensive. It’s also no secret that these floods happen every couple of years. Our guess is that the housing in those areas must be inexpensive. Why else would people take such a risk?
Vladimir Putin is flexing his muscles. He held a massive, and we mean massive, military parade today. 10,000 soldiers saluted him, many of whom were smiling women. Blanche, that was seriously weird. Seems he saluted everyone back. Don’t you wonder if he had a little person holding up his arm?
It has started in earnest. What you ask? Obama raking in millions on speaking engagements.
He spoke today in Milan to a sold out audience, taking in a cool 3 million Euro. In English that’s about $3.25 million US.
He has already earned hundreds of thousands of dollars for private speeches since leaving the White House. This will make his highest-paying appearance yet at the Global Food Innovation Summit today.
Obama flew into Milan yesterday and headed straight for the Park Hyatt hotel, at a cost of €8,400 – about $9,000 USD a night.
There’s no doubt that an organization that uses the word in their title has many save-the-world, top heavy with people who have nothing to do with their money. Oh wait. They do have something to do with their money. They can throw it at the newest ex-president who has obviously forgotten two things: where he came from and the little people who got him where he is. Bring on the big barf bag. Feh.
The most popular password for computers, phones etc is 123456. We kid you not. Which accounts for the fact that when something like gmail is hacked, the bad guys get your information.
What’s the answer? No password. Instead, techies are working on both voice and facial recognition. Nexus, the trusted traveler program works on eye recognition. When one applies for a Nexus card, imprints or whatever the term is, are taken of people’s eyes. Then, when you get to the airport there’s a camera that talks to you while you look into the camera: Stand back. Move forward. Click. You’re done. No passwords.
There is no doubt that this morning the tree in the front of my house, the one that blooms every year on May 15, needed a shrink. It is already partially blooming and punkt – this morning it was snowing. We have reached a new level of being the frozen chosen.